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The Sloan Sessions: nervous Wall Street

| Oct 10, 2005
<em>Newsweek</em> Wall Street Editor Allan Sloan tells host Scott Jagow that the market is skittish about the threat of inflation, whether that fear is founded or not.
Posted In: Wall Street

Getting New Orleans' universities on track

Sarah Gardner | Oct 10, 2005
Unlike public institutions of higher learn, private colleges and universities damaged by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita are not eligible for FEMA reconstruction aid. Sarah Gardner reports.

MySpace is now Rupert's space

Lisa Napoli | Oct 10, 2005
Rafat Ali, editor of talks with host Lisa Napoli about the recent spate of media companies buying up Internet properties.

Robot race &#8212; and the winner is...

| Oct 10, 2005
Last year's defense-department sponsored DARPA race saw no robots cross the finish line. This time around, five did. Marketplace's Brett Neely reports. Plus web extra: robot slideshow.
Posted In: Washington

Snow in China

Alisa Roth | Oct 10, 2005
US Treasure Secretary John Snow is in Asia this week. Among the top items on his agenda: currency and trade issues. Alisa Roth reports.

A new German Chancellor

Stephen Beard | Oct 10, 2005
Germany is about to install Angela Merkel as the country's first female chancellor. Stephen Beard reports from the European Desk in London.

Nobel Prize in Economics goes to game theorists

Scott Tong | Oct 10, 2005
The individual work of Thomas Schelling and Robert Aumann has helped inform trade negotiations in the global market, the Nobel committee said. Marketplace's Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Economy

Looking forward to Q3 numbers

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Oct 10, 2005
Katrina and Rita may not have had the broad chilling effect they were expected to have on third-quarter earnings, which are due out this week. Ashely Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Economy

Pthalates &#8212; oh heck, just say Plastics

Helen Palmer | Oct 10, 2005
Government researchers launch a hearing today to look at just how dangerous pthalates, found in many plastics, may be. As Helen Palmer reports, the chemical industry has a lot at stake.

Gold mines on indigenous lands

Rachel Dornhelm | Oct 10, 2005
As the price of gold increases, so do pressures to mine more of it. These days, though, many gold deposits are on lands occupied by indigenous Americans. Rachel Dornhelm reports.
Posted In: Canada